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Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

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Austin, TX

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NPR

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Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

Language:

Spanish


Episodes

Not Your Abuela's Music: A Deep Dive Into Mexican Regional Music

5/5/2021
The music of your parents and grandparents is now part of a music industry trend that may soon overtake the popularity of reggaetón.

Duration:00:21:11

Alt.Latino's LAMC 2021 Cheat Sheet

5/2/2021
Here's a little preview of six artists we're most excited to see at the virtual Latin Alternative Music Conference — most of which we've never heard before.

Duration:00:35:09

New York City's Influence On Latin Music

4/25/2021
Ben Lapidus, scholar and Grammy-nominated musician, explains New York's central role in developing Latin music across the U.S. and Latin America.

Duration:00:29:20

Selena's Spark Still Shines

4/19/2021
We sat down with the director of Selena, an author, a college professor and the creator of the wildly popular Anything for Selena podcast to talk Selena's legacy. Touching on topics from maintaining her Tejano roots to what they imagine would have been her Latin Trap collab with Bad Bunny, these experts had us feeling all kinds of Selena energy and love in the room.

Duration:00:37:49

Speed Dating Through Spring's New Music

4/11/2021
Featuring Mon Laferte, Cuco and Juanes, Alt.Latino shares the latest songs you need to know. Follow the playlist on Apple Music and Spotify.

Duration:00:31:26

A 97-Year-Old Mexican Jazz Drummer's Latest Gig

4/9/2021
Tino Contreras talks about his upcoming show at the former home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the famous Casa Azul in Mexico City. This interview was conducted en español.

Duration:00:17:53

Omar Sosa Takes A Journey To East Africa

4/4/2021
Fans from around the world speak of Omar Sosa's gigs as spiritual experiences — the silence is just as important as the notes. The pianist's new album features field recordings of traditional musicians and instruments from East Africa.

Duration:00:29:19

From The 'Cosmic Barrio' To 'Despacito,' Two Latin Music Books We Love

3/28/2021
Latin music is part of the cultural fabric of America. Two new books from Leila Cobo and Betto Arcos show how far back that history goes.

Duration:00:41:24

Women Are Instrumental To Latin Music

3/21/2021
We dive back in time to understand the roles women have occupied in Latin music, and look forward at the artists blazing new trails — pushing progress for both female instrumentalism and the entirety of Latin music.

Duration:00:27:28

A Year Of Pandemic: Alt.Latino Remembers

3/14/2021
This week we present stories of the pandemic from NPR, StoryCorps and the University of Texas to remember a year of loss and hope.

Duration:00:38:51

The Voice And Spirit Of Bobi Céspedes

3/7/2021
Bobi Céspedes' spiritual presence is as joyful as her voice. On this episode, the singer shares her music and connection to her African roots.

Duration:00:32:12

Remembering Johnny Pacheco Of Fania Records

2/28/2021
This week's episode examines the story of the force behind a social movement. Johnny Pacheco crafted a legacy of cultural pride and stellar musicianship for Fania Records, imprinting his own genius in the minds and hearts of generations of musicians to come in the process.

Duration:00:30:16

The Man Running An Entire Nation's Institute Of Sound

2/23/2021
Mexican Institute of Sound's Camilo Lara invites us to Distrito Federal by taking us on a tour of his past, including a party at Prince's Paisley Park.

Duration:00:31:22

Now We Sob, Forever He Sings: Chick Corea Remembered

2/21/2021
Chick Corea's music has been such a big part of our lives. Arturo O'Farrill, Sofía Rei, Haydée Milanés, Rubén Blades and many others share what his music meant to them.

Duration:00:31:48

Warm Up Your Winter With New Songs

2/14/2021
It's been a while, so the digital mail bag of new music has been piling up. Hear new music from Bomba Estéreo, Magos Herrera, Diamante Eléctrico and more! Songs featured on this episode: • Gustavo Cortiñas and Desafío Candente (feat. Xavier Quijas Yxayotl), "Abya Yala" • Salt Cathedral (feat. Ximena Sariñana), "Te Quiero Olvidar" • Magos Herrera, "La Creación de las Aves" • Bomba Estéreo, "Agua" • Nancy Sanchez, "Hasta Que Todos Estemos A Salvo" • Ani Cordero, "Es Amor" • Jessica...

Duration:00:38:22

Gustavo Santaolalla: A True Master Of All Trades

2/5/2021
Gustavo Santaolalla — musician, producer, film and video game composer — embodies Duke Ellington's highest praise: "beyond category."

Duration:00:30:41

Defying Cultural Expectations: Dafnis Prieto And Carlos Rafael Rivera

1/29/2021
The Cuban drummer and Guatemalan film composer offer deeper understandings of the creative process and how cultural influences shape their creative output.

Duration:00:35:52

After The Storm: We Look Back On The Insurrection At The Capitol

1/22/2021
We take a break from the music for a Latinx perspective on the events that took place at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6.

Duration:00:36:38

Tiny Desk Artist Profile: Sofia Rei

1/15/2021
The Argentine vocalist mixes tradition and various contemporary genres in her Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST performance.

Duration:00:36:07

Alt.Latino's Favorite Songs Of 2020

12/18/2020
We celebrate a year of discovery with some Alt.Latino favorites as well as a ton of discoveries from throughout the year. Songs featured in this episode: • Ana Tijoux, "ANTIFA DANCE" • Alea, "Échale Sal" • Xenia Rubinos, "Who Shot Ya?" • Gaby Moreno, Shara Nova and Cantus Domus, "Try/Tratar de Transformar" • Gina Chavez, "Ella" • Angelica Garcia, "Agua de Rosa" • La Bruja de Texcoco, "Chéni (Miedo)" • Nancy Sanchez (feat. Olmeca), "La Gran Civilización" • Helado Negro (feat. Xenia...

Duration:00:38:27